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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am PST
, reagan and clinton sworn in and president obama four years ago. he was recruited at the last minute to plan a second carter inaugural ball in 1977 for an overflow crowd. >> they said, can you help? we need to put together another ball and they used an underconstruction train station and they said what do you want and i asked if they could fly my mom in so show good a good dance from mascone. >> he is leave tomorrow for the innoation with his son and will watch every moment from the swearing in, to the parade, to the evening balls. >> evening coverage begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special abc "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington, dc, at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 on monday only. >> we hope they get nice weather there. we know for the long weekend coming up some are taking martin luther king off and it will be warmer and dry. >> absolutely. a lot of warm weather in the afternoon but this morning it is cold again. we are look down from the east bay hills camera to san francisco and you can see the traffic on the bay bridge the we will
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
actually a gas gun used to fire teargas cart ridges. >>> this year president obama's inauguration falls on the dr. martin luther king holiday. the question, if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement who was murdered in memphis have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king industry his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on the mall in the freezing call to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate. it's a culture. >> for king it was an issue of social justice. >> you know, i
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
obama a couple of years ago. musial is remembered as a true gentleman. was 92 years of age. >>> finally, talk about taking the plunge. a kayaker survived this -- check it out -- scary 100-foot drop. can you see him toss his paddle shortly going over the edge and plunging into the water. ozone falls has been called the holy grail of the southeast by kayakers and had never been before attempted. by comparison niagara falls is 167 feet. we had a special announcement. our own intrepid ginger zee will go over the falls live on this show next week. good luck, ginger. >> thanks, ron. >> backup waiting. >> he did that on purpose? >> he did it on purpose. bold. >> all right. thank you, ron. >>> now to the kindergarten student branded a terrorist. she was expelled for threatening to shoot another kid. the weapon this hello kitty bubble gun. get joe benitez is here with the story. welcome to weekends. you brought a prop. >> one like this one. you know, dan, the school took it so seriously administrators ordered she receive a psychological evaluation all for talking about a bubble gun
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
year's president obama's inauguration, as you know, falls on the martin luther king holiday. mark matthews spoke with the world's foremost authority on dr. king. the question, if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement, who was murdered in memphis, what would he have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king describe his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on the mall in the freezing call to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate. it's a culture. >> for king it was an issu
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
at $295 million, up 7% in the four years since president obama moved in. zillow figures the place would rent for $1.75 million per month. >> per month? >> that's their estimate. >> if it was in new york, it would be triple that. >>> here's some numbers that are easier to fallow. atms that can crank out a $1 and $5 bill, with chase banks. it can give customers an exact amount in exact denominations they want. it's part of chase's move to have the atms do what tellers used to do. >> you want singles or some fives. >> especially when you have $4 in your checking account. can't take out a $20. >>> when we come back, energy drink blowback. a major city banning the liquid caffeine bombs. >>> terror on the track. startling video of a man that walks up a woman and brutally tosses her off the platform. everything's better with a great cup of coffee. exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced for a harmonious blend of flavor, body and aroma. green mountain coffee for your keurig brewer. brew a better day. hd 8.ainall over my body. it ldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, t
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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
four years ago for the obama presidency and family. ♪ my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every every mountain top ♪ ♪ ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring >>> they're behind the rest of the country but the flu has come to california tonight you can prevent your kids from being part of the epidemic. >> where are the waves? conditions we found at one of the world's best surfing spots with the renowned competition just day as way. >> we're live in atlanta tonight for nfc championship. gateway to the super bowl and 49ers quest for six. >> off they go. here, you can see the soon to be super bowl champion 49ers boarding a charter flight to atlanta. >> that is this sunday. 49 jerz a last practice today before taking off for georgia this afternoon. abc 7 news is already in atlanta. but we start with our wayne freedman live in san jose. wayne? >> they're on their way to atlanta. we shot the pictures at 3:30 this afternoon. big question
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am PST
will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials estimate that about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. >> they expect more than bush's second inauguration, but a far cry from 2009. there will still be some star power. beyoncÉ, kelly clarkson, james taylor will take part in the swearing-in ceremony. and sure, president obama's supporters will be enthusiastic, but the mood on the mall will be different. the president's speech will reflect that. while the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in january, 2009, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters' lack of trust and confidence in washin
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
four years ago during president obama's inauguration. chief justice flubbed the words of the inauguration so out of an abundance of caution the two men got together to resay it. that was the private ceremony with just the president's family there. there will be a public swearing in tomorrow on the national mall where they are expecting a crowd that will be smaller that they had four years ago where nearly 2 million people showed up. they are expecting maybe 800,000 people to be out here. there will being the traditional parade and two inaugural balls. security is extremely tight with 13,000 military and law enforcement people who will be in the crowd. but it will be scaled back but it will still be majestic with all the pomp we are used to seeing in an inauguration. abc7 news. carolyn. >> thank you very much. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the mavericks big sur of competition near half moon bay is on. it's been underway
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
from that account this school year. >>> coming up next, the battle in washington over gun control. what president obama is expected to propose tomorrow. >> i think we have done in uh while. >> facebook has another trick up their sleeve. >> and riding giant. mavericks is on the calendar, but will the waves cooperate? >> and then later on jimmy kimmle live -- >> it is big boy bryce harper and rob lowe is here too. >> this is amazing. >> it is like you are right here in front of me, jimmy. >> i am right here in front of you. >> jimmy jimmy kimmle live start >>> president obama is expected to unveil his plan to combat gun violence. a bay area congresswoman has an idea of what he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democra
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
swift current at time. a navigation beacon on the bridge may not have been working. the 61-year-old pilot, guy kleess, tested negative for drugs and alcohol. in washington, dc, president obama is looking at recommendations on the gun control task force which have not been made public. the president is expected to present them to congress tomorrow. they are expected to include banning assault weapons, eliminating the capacity of am mission magazines and instituting universal background trucks. the n.r.a. say they will fight any ban on weapons. >> here is a like look at a gun buyback that opened a few minutes ago in marin city with a few people there. the buy back at st. andrew's presbyterian church is one of five locations across marin county where people can turn in their guns, no questions asked. anyone turning in a handgun, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
them. and four years ago -- ♪ at last beyonce, ten balls and an image of the obamas riding in a golf cart, giving their feet a rest and the first lady wrapped in her husband's jacket to keep warm. david muir, abc news, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes peeks. the obama administration decided to cut down to just two official balls this year, because the economic state of the country, they wanted to scale back. it's the fewest in decades. >> that makes sense for what's going on right now. >> reality of the times. did you get your invite? >> i got mine. >> no. mine. >> no. >> big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medic
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
repossessing 671,000 homes last year down 17 percent from the year before. they base the foreclosure activity on the number of homes that receive at least one foreclosure filing by the lender. >> president obama's inauguration on monday and numbers show big donors are not stepping up the way they did in 2009 to pay for the festivity. 463 people contributed $50,000 or more four years ago to the presidential inauguration committee. this time, only a dozen people have done so. among the big names missing this year are the gates and denzel washington. speaking of stars in utah, the sundance film festival kicks off and 50,000 artists and film industry leaders and fans are expected to descend for the annual event. the event including movies along with panel conversations, musical performances and award shows. an interesting note, getting a hotel room in park city could be pricey during the festival with a room that normally goes for $600 is now at $3,000. another interesting note, they are handing out 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizers to prevent the flu. >> hope that is free because the rooms are ex
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama who took the oath four years ago and the one that will take the oath tomorrow? >> there's atmospheric differences. we had an economy collapsing all around us and he was a first term president and still putting together his team and agenda and cabinet and still the economy is too weak but recovering and the question is right now building on that as opposed to simply trying to stem the bleeding. there's a big difference and i think the experience of the office, as you know, you know, that helps a lot and so i think he does have even more sure-footedness in his approach. >> it can become a bit of a burden. historians write about the second term curse and i know you and your team spent a lot of time studying how to avoid that. what's the key? >> well, i think, listen, if you look at president clinton's second term, he made significant progress on balanced budgets and ronald reagan accomplished tax reforms. >> even if they're dealing with other problems. >> and we have been fortunate to be scandal-free and we want to continue that, but if you look, it's not like we're roaming a
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
, eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way. >> before the hard work of the second term begins the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun in 2009 the president and first lady had a while wind night on the town, 10 inaugural balls. this year, there are two, one expecting to draw more
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Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
. we played every inauguration since. >> reporter: president obama's first swearing in four years ago brought record crowds to washington. close to 2 million people. but this second time around, fewer than half as many are expected to attend. >> i'm sure d.c. is relieved that it will be half the crowd. '08 was wild. >> it was wild. i didn't want to miss it. it was so, so crowded. i was a prosecutor in d.c., so i know the town very well. i've never seen it like that. >> it was wild. >>> coming up next, finding $1 million where you least expect it. that's coming up in "the mix." >> but first, ben affleck's surprising golden globe award and jodie foster's long-winded speech. that's next. >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. some great moments in last night's golden globe awards show. and you can't go wrong with tina fey and amy poehler stepping in as co-hosts and there was a surprise guest as well that has everybody talking. here to let us know more about the show, our music and media critic, bruno del granado. >> good to be here
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen trapper shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> they expect more than better's second inauguration but a far cry from twine. there will still be some star power. beyoncÉ, james taylor will take part in the swearing in ceremony. and sure, president obama's supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different. the president's speech will reflect that. while the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in january, twine, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington poli
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by martin luther king. the day will have its share of star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" will this time perform the national anthem at the ceremony. george, the floodgates seem to have opened. we're expecting near 1 million people here for the swearing in and the parade to follow. we'll be here all day long. george? >> thanks, josh. >>> today is a day for poetry and pageantry and parades. abc's jon karl is live at the capitol with more on that. as the president is ready to deliver his speech steps from where you are, his team is gearing up for the dig debates on so many issues. >> reporter: no doubt. and t
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Jan 17, 2013 1:40am PST
letters about gun violence, president obama announced the most sweeping push for gun control in decades. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: 11-year-old julia stokes wrote to the president. the only person she thought could make a difference. >> she said, i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard. julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: he's going to have to. the president is up against a congress that's very reluctant to pass comprehensive gun control. to get the ball rolling, mr. obama signed 23 executive actions that don't need approval by lawmakers. they include -- strengthening the national criminal background check system and more federal research on gun violence. but the president said these are just first steps. >> congress, too, must act. and congress must act soon. >> reporter: and here's what he's pushing lawmakers to do. universal background checks on gun purchases. a ban of high-capacity magazine clips. and a renewed ban on those so-called assault weapons. gun rights advocates are gearing up
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Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
internet. and on monday, president obama with the first lady by his side again, after already making history four years ago. in front of 2 million spectators. so much fun. our special report on the swearing-in just before noon tomorrow. i'll see you from washington with a special edition tomorrow night. and we'll all see you here on monday. good night. >>> next on abc7 news at 6:00, a deadly shooting shuts down a bart station in san lee an dough. excitement grows for 49ers fans. mike shumann is live in atlanta. >>> a high surf advisory and a big scare for surfers in san francisco today. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> ama: good evening, i'm ama daetz. we begin with breaking news. a water main break has flooded part of foothill boulevard in san leandro. we're live with the details. reporter: it's quite a mess out here. in fact, take a look at this. this is not a river. this is actually foothill boulevard. northbound lanes were shut down for an hour between carolyn and manchester due to a water main break. chp have just re-opened the road. it sent a lot of water gushing out, down foot
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
violence in 20 years. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington, where there's already reaction. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and john. get ready for a big fight. president obama's proposals to curb gun violence are already being met with enormous opposition from the nra. the nra did not wait for president obama's announcement. overnight, the powerful gun lobby launched a preemptive strike, releasing a provocative video attacking the president's character. >> he's just another elitist hypocrite. >> reporter: the video points out that mr. obama's children have armed protection in school. and asks -- >> why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? >> reporter: president obama will have to overcome nra opposition and convince congress to pass his measures to curb gun violence. when mr. obama unveils his proposals today, he'll do so flanked by children who wrote letters expressing concern about gun violence. the president will call on congress to ban military-style assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed in a magazi
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
violence? in our society. >> he was just 19 years old on a hot august afternoon, listening to martin luther king describe his dream for america he was back to ask barack obama to take his oath of office and wondered what now? >> what is i going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson leaves dr. king would urge the president to take on harder issues, under lying gun violence. >> problem is not availability of guns. >> i think what he would point out is that people don't kill other people when they have hope. >> king would call for gun control but he also called on americans to see themselves part of one community. >> when do white americans care as much about the death of a black child as a white child? would the response of the nation have been the same if that happened in a black school? i would hope so. but as we know, the death of black children on a daily, weekly basis doesn't seem to garner the same kind after tension. >> look no further than oakland says carson. he points dr. kick's message that injustice any wri wr is a threat to justice everywhere. >> he's saying
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Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
biden is set to liver his proposals for tougher laws to president obama this week. she expected to recommend reinstituting the assault rifle ban. one was passed in 1994 and expired 10 years later with its effectiveness still debated. universal background checks are required only when a gun is purchased at a retailer. new checks would close the so-called gun show loophole and go even further requiring a check for any private sale of a gun. and limiting magazine clips. some call it a war on amo banning high capacity clips, limiting them to perhaps 10 wounds. 10 rounds. top democratic law i can makers asking for them to suspend until it ends. >> assault rifles and magazine clips are falling off the shelves. >> ironically all of the talk caused a near stampeed of gun buying. people lined up around the block at this gun show in man manchester, new hampshire. another gun show drew protesters from both sides. >> this is an opportunity to stand up against gun violence. >> the vast, vast, vast majority of people use guns responsibly and legally. >> and a run on amo. >> there has been more d
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Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
president obama this week. she expected to recommend reinstituting the assault rifle ban. one was passed in 1994 and expired 10 years later with its effectiveness still debated. universal background checks are required only when a gun is purchased at a retailer. new checks would close the so-called gun show loophole and go even further requiring a check for any private sale of a gun. and limiting magazine clips. some call it a war on amo banning high capacity clips, limiting them to perhaps 10 wounds. 10 rounds. top democratic law i can makers asking for them to suspend until it ends. >> assault rifles and magazine clips are falling off the shelves. >> ironically all of the talk caused a near stampeed of gun buying. people lined up around the block at this gun show in man manchester, new hampshire. another gun show drew protesters from both sides. >> this is an opportunity to stand up against gun violence. >> the vast, vast, vast majority of people use guns responsibly and legally. >> and a run on amo. >> there has been more demand. >> and it has left big gaps on the am ammunition
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
titles for using illegal performance-enhacing drugs last year, he's wor brid negative publicity to affect his live strong foundation offering support to cancer survivors. he apologized to the staff today that interview will air on thursday. >> president obama making his case for raising the debt ceiling. this morning the president says he will negotiate on spending cuts but not on the debt ceiling. mark matthews is here now with more on what sat stake. >> republicans in the house say they won't raise the debt gmu and president agree to corresponding cuts. the president outlined the stake autos the president began by defining the issue. >> debt keeling is not a question of authorizing more spending. it allows the country to pay for spending that congress is committed to. >> he said americans understand the concept. >> you don't go out to dinner and... then, you know eat all you want. and then... leave without paying a check. >> if you do that, it's against the law, said the president. he added if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling american people will pay the price. >> social
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
consultant with the position paying $250,000 a year. the mayor says oakland is in ongoing state of emergency but the mayor is thousands of miles away. according to the "san francisco chronicle" the mayor is in washington, dc, to attend the president obama's inauguration. while there she will make an appearance at conference of mayors look with san francisco mayor. a spokesman said the mayor will meet with officials to explore how oakland can get help on the crime problem. >> 17-year-old boy escaped juvenile detention center in contra costa and residents near the facility near the buy's ranch are told to look out for the teen who has brown hair and brown eyes and stands 6' tall and weighs 165 pounds. >> police say a broken streetlight could have been a factor in a crash involving a truck and two children riding their bicycles. we were over the scene moments after the accident yesterday evening. the children went to the hospital and are expected to be okay. the truck driver was cooperating with police and has not been charged. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morn
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Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
obama has learned over the last four years? >> i hope he's learned that you know, no one part of the government, really, gets it all done. and so, he's got to do a better job of reaching out to members of congress, across both -- across the aisle, to the republicans. and the republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. why aren't republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and these other things? they're silent. they need to speak out. this is the kind of intolerance i've been talking about, where these idiot presentations continue to be made. and you don't see the senior leadership of the party say, no, that's wrong. sometimes, by not speaking out, they're encouraging it. and the base keeps buying this stuff. and it's killing the base and party. 26% favorability rate for the party right now. that ought to be telling them something. you know? instead of attacking, whoever speaks, look in the mirror and say, how are we going to win the next election? >> and looking overseas, we know governments over the world will be pouring over this sp
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
descended upon washington to watch president obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is, our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look at the future, he'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fanfare, the day will not be without its pomp and circumstance. and star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last >> reporter: and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" was a highlight of the 2009 inauguration, will this time perform the national anthem, at the capitol ceremony. who can forget that moment in 2009. again, sasha pointed out, dad did not mess it up. he has one more shot at it. >> that's right, josh. >>> today, a day for poetry. the prose of governing comes next. and jonathan karl at the capitol for that. as the president prepares to deliver his speech,
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
sunday. but as we pointed out here, crabtree has not been charged. >> ama: president obama has officially begun his second term, taking the oath of office to serve the country for another four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithty cite. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability... >> the president took the oath in a private ceremony in the white house, required to take place on this day under the constitution. tomorrow he'll do it again in a public ceremony on the national mall. final preparations are underway for the big public oath. the parade, and two inaugural balls. a member of the presidential inaugural committee says it can be daunting job. >> you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> ama: the inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday. the kid held an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katy perry. our coverage of the inauguration begins t
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00am PST
second inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way. >> before the hard work of the second term begins the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun in 2009 the president and first lady had a while wind night on the town, 10 inaugural balls. this year, there are two, one expecting to draw more than 35,000, who would groove to the up
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Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
the words. >> execute the office -- >> reporter: this time he took notes. tomorrow, president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was a flubbed one four years ago, a redo the next day. today's official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th and the ceremonial one tomorrow before his inaugural speech. as many oaths since fdr, he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history-making swearing-in of the nation's first african american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here and the sacrifices of those in the past, which i think is entirely fitting. >> the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use
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Jan 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
thing was said prior to president obama's first election, adding that not once in four years has sage gun restriction ever been introduced. >> a famous san francisco 79-year-old watering hole is re-opening next month. the gold dust lounge lot its lease last year. the owner moved to jefferson street. the lounge was scheduled to open last night. opening day, however, is now february 1st. >> just ahead, a cold snap moving in, cornell bernard is live in sonoma county tonight. >> can you feel it? another cold snap is moving in, and petaluma is bundling up tonight, and where are my gloves? we'll have the live report coming up. >> ama: just how cold is it expected to get leigh glaser is up next with the forecast,. >> mike: broncos and ravens got together for a football game and it turned into a track meet. it went to double-overtime. we have >> ama: more cold weather is moving in. at it expected to get even colder tonight and tomorrow. cornell bernard is life in petaluma with how people in the north bay are coping. where are your gloved? reporter: you know what? i left them at home. i left t
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 8:00am PST
will pack the mall on monday eager to witness the second inauguration of president obama, but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> this year officials estimate estimate about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. that will be more for george w. bush but a far cry from 2009. the there will be star power, beyonce will take part in the swearing-in ceremony. supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different and president's speech while the nation is not teetering on the brink like in 2009, president is struggling with high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. as long as washington politics do not get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obama will squeeze in a little sun. in 2009 they had a whirlwind night on the town, ten inaugural balls. this year there is just two official
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
. appreciate it. >>> it is the biggest event in washington. it happens once every four years. the countdown to inauguration is on. >> when president obama takes the oath of office on monday, the inaugural celebration will be nothing compared to what it was back in 2009 when he was sworn in. abc's david kerley is in washington with more. good morning, david. >> reporter: bianna and dan, this is my third one. it gets cold every time the president gets ready to take the oath. while the weather is going to be the same, this is going to be a much different celebration than the one four years ago. ♪ the barricades are up. the viewing stands, built. the finishing touches going on floats. members of the military have already practiced parading. >> i, barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: and the president says he's ready to take the oath for a second time. >> the theme of this inauguration is our people, our future. ♪ at last >> reporter: beyonce and james taylor will perform. but this will be a very different affair. four years ago, 1.8 million people filled the mall. less than half t
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
joined by attorney general holder and other cabinet members. he is set to give president obama comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in custody this morning. the suspect is facing burglary and other charges. authorities say he forced his way into the resolution distance on saturday night as she was going in and a neighbor called 9-1-1. the suspect jumped off the balcony but was found hiding. >> a family is safe after flames destroyed the home. firefighters got the call before 3:30 about a house on fire. this is in unincorporateed san jose. when the firefighters got there all six people including the dog got out. the crews stayed on the scene for several hours looking for a hot spot. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news and here is a live look outside you can see the golden gate bridge with cars coming off the bridge into san francisco. it is cold. it is clear. and mike nicco, our meteorologist, will have the full forecast and we will have a traffic report including
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 1:05am PST
account this school year. >>> coming up next, the battle in washington over gun control. what president obama is expected to propose tomorrow. >> i think we have done in uh while. >> facebook has another trick up their sleeve. >> and riding giant. mavericks is on the calendar, but will the waves cooperate? >> and then later on jimmy kimmle live -- >> it is big boy bryce harper and rob lowe is here too. >> this is amazing. >> it is like you are right here in front of me, jimmy. >> i am right here in front of you. >> jimmy jimmy kimmle live start >>> president obama is expected to unveil his plan to combat gun violence. a bay area congresswoman has an idea of what he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jack
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Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
a warranted war of necessity. we expanded it over the years, particularly under president obama in 2009 when we tripled our forces and we decided to go after the taliban, essentially join afghanistan's civil war and nation build. the idea that we're going to be able to leave behind a self-sustaining capable afghanistan able to for a government to keep control of its territory, we're not going to be able to do it. it was a mistake to try. we won't achieve that result. essentially what we'll fall back to is what we could have years ago, a limited mission with trainers and advisers on the ground and when we have to, we'll send in special forces or drones to deal with if there are, for example, remnants of al qaeda who move back into the country. >> the president that wants to run the pentagon, chuck hagel, former senator. here was the president announcing that pick earlier this week. >> i came to admire his courage and his judgment, his willingness to speak his mind even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom, and that's exactly the spirit i want on my nationa
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Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
so, officials say, he could reduce that lifetime ban to eight years, which would put him back in competition right around the time he's about 49 or 50 years old. >> all right, neal karlinsky reporting in again tonight. thank you so much. >>> and tomorrow, president obama will announce his action plan against gun violence in america. but today, new york governor andrew cuomo signed a law that is the toughest gun law in the nation right now and tried to tackle a very big question. how do you keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill? abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tells us about the controversial idea. >> reporter: we've all seen the faces. young men accused of horrific mass shootings, looking unstable, believed to be mentally ill. they were ticking time bombs who sometimes had encounters with mental health professionals. could they have been stopped? today, new york state officials are leading the way, passing a new law they hope will block violent acts by the mentally ill. >> we must stop the madness and >> reporter: the new law would require mental health
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